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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 51%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"However irritating 'This Is 40' is at times, there's a warmth that wins you over, and an honesty about families."
‑ Cath Clarke, Time Out
"Judd Apatow is not a disciplined artist. And that's a good thing."
‑ Stephen Whitty, Newark Star-Ledger
"If this is what 40 is like, someone needs a reality check."
‑ Wesley Lovell, Cinema Sight
"...a collection of demos, obviously inessential but interesting to the cultists."
‑ Philip Martin, Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
"I do not find fault with these characters as I believe they accurately reflect our so-called post-modern times and they deserve to be laughed at."
‑ Dan Jardine, Cinemania
"Apparently Apatow's penchant for if-it's-not-broke filmmaking isn't changing anytime soon. And it's a shame, because while This is 40 has plenty of laughs, it lacks decency and heart."
‑ Ricardo Baca, Denver Post
""This Is 40" tends to be about the self-inflicted problems of spoiled upper-middle class white people. Which can be sort of funny, sure. Sort of."
‑ Tom Long, Detroit News
"You get the impression this should have been called Here Are Some Things That Judd Apatow Is Thinking About Right Now, In No Particular Order."
‑ Eric D. Snider, Twitch
"The most satisfying example yet of why Judd Apatow's become such a formidable comedy brand in recent years."
‑ Michael Dequina,
"This Is 40 (40 minutes too long, that is) is getting at something, but it doesn't get there by 40 miles-not more than 40 people outside L.A. will understand it. This is not a refinement of the frat-pack comedy as much as a tombstone for a subgenre."
‑ Richard von Busack, MetroActive
"The performers are so likable that you stay with them even when, as is often the case, the material is hit-or-miss."
‑ Peter Rainer, Christian Science Monitor
"No one could be as whiny, spoiled, tasteless, combative and reliant on annoying stand-up comedy riffs as the entire cast of this film, the most disappointing one of the year."
‑ Kyle Smith, New York Post
"For Apatow to get to the point where Oscar voters start taking notice, he needs to start acting more like he's 40, not 14."
‑ Al Alexander, The Patriot Ledger
"Apatow dips a toe into mature waters, and remembers to bring along the laughs"
‑ Robert Denerstein, Movie Habit
"Watching This is 40 actually feels like aging, which isn't precisely a draw."
‑ Sara Maria Vizcarrondo, Movies With Butter
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